CASPER, Wyo. — A judge sentenced a Casper man to 10 to 16 years in prison Wednesday for sexual assault, a charge to which he pleaded guilty after violating a girl with a perfume bottle.
Omega Jelsma, 21, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree sexual assault after the incident last year.
On Wednesday, Natrona County District Judge David Park handed down the prison sentence. The judge also recommended the state's young offender boot camp program for Jelsma. Offenders who successfully complete the program can seek a reduction on the length of their sentence.
Given a chance to speak, Jelsma said he hoped the victim in the case -- whom he described as a friend -- will one day be able to forgive him.
"I am sorry for what I did. I know that in this case that doesn't cut it," he said. "But if I could take back what I did, I would -- in a heartbeat."
Jelsma in March admitted to assaulting the teenage girl at a north Casper home in October. She told police she had drank a fifth of rum and passed out before the assault occurred.
Waking up, the teen experienced severe groin pain and went to the Wyoming Medical Center. While examining her, authorities found the cap to a perfume bottle inside her. It was later removed during surgery.
The Casper Star-Tribune does not identify sex crime victims.
Police say Jelsma told a detective that he purchased a bottle of rum and drank with the girl before she passed out. He admitted to removing her clothing and having sex with her while she was unconscious. He also told police he penetrated her with the bottle.